Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory

Professor Francisco Carrasco Marín, from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is a public institution which has become a benchmark in terms of both the quality of its teaching and research as well as its cooperation and development activities. There are four University Campuses (Aynadamar, Cartuja, Fuentenueva and Centro) in Granada with over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and another 20,000 students taking additional courses, language courses, summer courses, etc. The University employs 3,650 lecturers and over 2,000 administration, technical and maintenance staff. UGR welcomes more students from international mobility programmes than any other Spanish University.

The Carbon Materials Research Group began its research activity in 1988 at the University of Granada. Currently, with a team of about 17 people, has extensive experience in the preparation and surface characterisation of carbon materials and their application as adsorbents, catalysts and support for catalysts, and supercapacitor electrodes. It is integrated in the Inorganic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada. The research activities has been financed through over 64 projects of research, all focused on the acquisition of advanced materials and their applications in different areas. The research work has been reflected in more than 1000 publications, including papers in international SCI journals, book chapters, patents and communications in conference proceedings, among others. (http://carbon.ugr.es/datos_inicio/)

The candidate would participate in the research line “Synthesis of advanced carbon materials for energy storage (supercapacitors) and for the electroreduction of CO2 to hydrocarbons, coordinated by Professor Francisco Carrasco Marin.

The aim of this research line is to develop nanostructured materials (carbon gels, xerogels, aerogels and graphene derivatives) with tailored properties to address the limitations of currently available electrodes in electrochemical capacitors (EDLCs). Thus, the major aspect to be addressed is the design of novel electrodes coupling the excellent capacitive properties of porous carbon materials with the great pseudocapacitive contribution of heteroatoms. The preparation of such multifunctional electrodes is expected to increase both the energy density and durability of the commercial available devices.

Additionally, these materials can act as electro-catalysts in the reduction of CO2 to hydrocarbons (C3-C4) to improve the efficiency of the currently available ones. Being materials that are metal-free, they show also an advantage as being more respectful with the environment as they do not produce any pollution by metal lixiviation during operation. The surface area, pore volume, and pore size distribution are tunable properties related to the synthesis and processing conditions, enabling the preparation of a wide spectrum of materials with unique properties to evaluate the effect on the activity and selectivity in the reduction of CO2 to hydrocarbons.

Research Area:

Chemistry (CHE)

Environmental Sciences and Geology (ENV)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (fmarin@ugr.es):


Letter of recommendation (optional)